JetBlue, AA Face US Scrutiny Over Lengthy Tarmac Delays

Law360, New York (October 31, 2011, 4:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation on Sunday opened an investigation into whether several weather-related tarmac delays involving JetBlue Airways Corp. and American Airlines Inc. commercial flights over the weekend violated the agency's consumer protection rules.

The probe launched by the DOT's Aviation Consumer Protection Division focuses on a redirected New Jersey-bound JetBlue flight that sat on a Connecticut tarmac for more than seven hours on Saturday due to a snowstorm as well as “several other possible extended tarmac delays of more than three hours,” DOT spokesman...
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